Pethia narayani

Explanation of the symbols


Family : Cyprinidae
Origin : Sri Lanka
Length : 6 cm - 2.5"
Min.length aquarium : 70 cm - 25"
English name : Narayan Barb
Peaceful schooling fish for the community aquarium.  He is not much available in stores.  You should keep them in great numbers because otherwise they get very shy.  They need a lot of free swimming space,  Don't use plants with soft leaves, because these fishes eat them. 

The are omnivorous but they like vegetable food like algae and soft plants most.  Frozen and dry food are accepted as well.

About breeding in the aquarium nothing is known.

Photo Credit

Siegfried Bässler

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